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This short walk leads to THE most spectacular narrow gorge I have ever seen! Doing the route in a clockwise direction as described below leaves the pièce de résistance for the end: a Victorian suspension bridge allowing you to cross directly above the incredible Falls of Measach which plunge 46m into the gorge below. It’s no wonder this area is a NTS National Nature Reserve.
Corrieshalloch Gorge car park on A832
Route: From Corrieshalloch Gorge car park go through the gate at the left/north side of the car park and turn left (North West) along the footpath (avoiding the temptation to head straight to the falls!). Follow the footpath as it traverses the hillside then turns back on itself to eventually reach a fork next to the suspension bridge. Continue ahead (North East) to cross the bridge. At the other side walk along the footpath for approx 300m to a viewpoint. Retrace your steps back to the bridge, cross back over and turn left at the fork. The path zig zags back up to Corrieshalloch Gorge car park.
WALK REPORT: 2ND NOVEMBER 2018
Well, nothing could have prepared me for the way I felt when I stood on that suspension bridge and gazed down for the first time at the incredibly deep, narrow gorge below. My eyes welled up with emotion which I couldn’t quite explain. Most definitely an awe-inspiring place!
We did the walk in reverse of what is described above, heading directly for the waterfall. Finishing the route, we all agreed that leaving this until the end is definitely the better option. From the car park you simply have no idea what awaits. Nature truly is amazing. How many other places like this exist out there?? And imagine being one of the first people to discover them, before the days of car parks, signposts and suspension bridges!
The path was very well surfaced and navigation simple, which meant that all we needed to do was enjoy…. 🙂
Oh, and I believe this was the furthest north I’ve ever ventured within Scotland!
Other walks in the area you might enjoy:
- Rogie Falls – 0.9 miles